Almonds Health Benefits: eat more healthy almonds

June 30, 2009

Diets & Nutrition

Nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and unsaturated fats. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. In almonds you will also find vitamin A, many of the complex B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12), vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin K. Almonds also contain magnesium. Many health benefits spring out because of their healthy contents.

Eating almonds is a great way of preventing cardiovascular diseases and maintain your bones healthy. Magnesium improves the circulation of the oxygen, blood and of the nutritional elements found in your body. The lack of magnesium can even lead to a heart attack. If you have heart problems you should eat a couple of almonds daily.

Almonds also contain potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, phosphor, copper, tryptophan and omega 6 fatty acids which are necessary for a healthy central nervous system. Potassium also helps you maintain your heart healthy but also is good for your muscles. All the vitamins and minerals found in almonds strengthen your immunity and give you lots of energy. Almonds should be eaten by anyone who is under constant physical and intellectual effort daily. Athletes usually have in their daily meals a portion of almonds or some other nuts.

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Almonds even if they are full of fats they are healthy fats. Almonds contain fats that don’t raise your cholesterol level. The majority of fats contained in almonds are monounsaturated fats which are healthy for your heart. These fats are similar to those found in virgin olive oil. They also have a beneficial effect on your blood pressure, bringing it under normal levels and protect you from arteriosclerosis.

Almonds contain dietary fibers and proteins too but don’t contain any carbohydrates. Almonds are recommended to people that have diabetes. Dietary fibers help you get rid of constipation and make you feel full and eat less during the day. If you feel hungry between the meals eat some almonds as a healthy snack and you will make it to the next meal without eating something unhealthy. But make sure you don’t eat to many almonds because they have many calories. Just 35 grams of almonds have about 200 calories.

The contents of the almonds makes them great at lowering you cholesterol level and prevent intestine infections from happening. Being rich in copper, almonds help you have a beautiful hair and much healthier joints. You skin will look beautiful too because of the vitamin E and omega 6 fatty acids found in almonds. If you suffer form joint pains you can alleviate them by eating almonds daily.

Almonds are really good for smokers. A study made by Chinese and American scientists proved that the nasty side effects of smoking can be alleviated by eating almonds daily. But if you are a smoker you should not over do it because you risk being an obese smoker fast.

If you have kidney stones you should avoid eating almonds. If you don’t you have kidney stones eat almonds but with moderation. Almonds have many health benefits as you can see.

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